Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Lorna Simpson

MOCA Geffen Contemporary
152 North Central Avenue
April 16–July 10, 2006

Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
October 13, 2006–January 21, 2007

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
February 8–May 6, 2007

Curated by Helaine Posner

While working alongside the Pictures artists, Lorna Simpson pioneered a practice that applied Conceptual strategies to visual considerations of race and gender, earning her a place among the most influential artists to come out of the '80s. Now—two decades and countless exhibitions later—she is truly a force to be reckoned with. For the artist's first mid-career survey, American Federation of Arts curator Helaine Posner has gathered forty-six works—a healthy selection of early image-and-text pieces, seven major photographs on felt, six film installations, and a smattering of recent photographs. An all-star catalogue complements the show, with essays by Okwui Enwezor and Hilton Als and a conversation between the artist, Thelma Golden, and Isaac Julien.

Travels to the Miami Art Museum, Oct. 13, 2006–Jan. 21, 2007; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Feb. 8–May 6, 2007; and other venues.